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Nate Quarry: UFC should offer no cut contracts

The former UFC title challenger opens up about the business side of MMA and why fighters are feeling depressed and frustrated about pay levels.

Bendo tweets he's got a new 8-fight UFC deal

UFC Lightweight champion Ben Henderson has tweeted that he has reached new contract terms with the UFC.

Top MMA biz stories of '12: UFC, SF, WMMA, SpikeTV

MMA Payout has put together a series of articles detailing the top 10 business stories in mixed martial arts in 2012. Topics include the UFC and Fox TV, The Ultimate Fighter series, Bellator moving to Spike TV, Nike sponsorships, women coming to the

UFC 155 prelims draw 1.4 million viewers on FX

The FX TV showing of the UFC 155 preliminary fights drew 1.4 million viewers, a strong showing.

Strong ratings prove UFC is viable on Fox TV

Declining ratings for the UFC's live fight specials on Fox TV had some analysts worrying the fight promotion's early success on Fox was just a fad. The strong ratings bounce back shown by the 5.7 million who tuned in for the Ben Henderson vs. Nate Di

Ben Henderson's star making performance on Fox

The UFC's Lightweight champ Ben Henderson and Welterweight "serial killer" Rory MacDonald put on star-making performances on Fox TV before an audience of millions. Will that success translate into PPV success?

Dana and Chael are giving fans a life lesson

Fans and media have complained about Chael Sonnen getting an undeserved title shot, but the reality is that business is business and Dana White, the UFC and FX TV are doing the right thing.

New data suggests combat sports interest is rising

UFC numbers are down across the board in 2012, but new data from key demographics such as young males and females of all ages suggest the interest in the UFC (and MMA in general) is rising, the gap between MMA and boxing is closing.

How The Fox Deal Limits The UFC's Promotional Reach

Nate Wilcox argues that the UFC has a greatly diminished promotional reach since leaving Spike TV for the troika of Fox, FX and Fuel TV.

Why No One Cares About Bellator

Bellator has established itself as North America's #2 MMA promotion but judging by our traffic for Bellator coverage it hassn't really click with MMA fans. Nate Wilcox has 4 reasons why in this video analysis.

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